Peggy Clark is Vice President of policy programs, executive director of Aspen Global Health and Development, and director of the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise at the Aspen Institute. Prior to serving in founding and leadership roles at the Institute, she was a program officer at the Ford Foundation and the first director of small-scale enterprise and credit at Save the Children.
Clark helped draft the first microenterprise legislation for USAID and served on the first Microenterprise Advisory Council to the administrator of USAID. She is the recipient of the 1995 Presidential Award for Excellence in Microenterprise Development.
Currently, she provides strategic oversight and guidance to the Institute’s 28 policy programs and directs programs promoting breakthrough solutions to global development including artisan enterprise, reproductive health, new voices leadership development, health workforce sustainability, and food security.